Brain Tumor Treatment in Turkey

Brain Tumour Treatment in Turkey

Turkey has become an important destination for health tourism as millions of tourists visit every year and obtain a considerable amount of revenue from health tourism. The treatment of Brain Tumor in Turkey is considered to be one of the best in terms of the healthcare specialists prevalent in the country as well as the quality of Healthcare Standards. The cost of Brain tumor treatment in turkey starts from USD 2800 but can vary substantially based on the complication of the case of the exact hospital where you are getting treated. A number of tourists from around the world favor healthcare institutions in Turkey and the surgical procedures performed by the latest technology in Turkey are very cost-effective as compared to Europe and the USA. Overseas patients are inclined towards Turkish hospitals in many fields of medicine such as tumour procedures, brain surgery, etc. with regards to low cost and at the same time, it offers state of the art infrastructure and advanced facilities.

The uncontrolled growth of cells in any part of the brain or in any part of the body and spreads to the brain is termed as a brain tumour. They can result due to exposure to radiation, family history of brain tumours or cancer located anywhere else in the body reaches the brain. If the brain tumour remains undiagnosed, it can prove to be fatal and thus, it is important to initiate treatment as soon as the diagnosis is confirmed.

Brain tumours can be diagnosed with the help of MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), CT (computed tomography), and PET (positron emission tomography). To determine if the tumour is benign or malignant, a biopsy of a tumour is taken. The brain tumour can be removed by surgery and the treatment modalities which can be used to treat brain tumour includes radiation therapy, chemotherapy and surgery.

While booking a round trip, a person needs to spend 6-8 weeks in Turkey which depends on the surgery performed, whether the patient requires rehabilitation and how fast the patient recovers. The patient may fully recover after 8 weeks of the surgery. Talking about the latest technology which turkey has to offer, NP Istanbul Brain hospital, Turkey is the first hospital in Turkey and second in Europe offers state of the art technology for brain and spinal surgery, paediatric brain, spine and neural surgery, and operations for Parkinson's and movement disorders and is the only hospital which offers 1A Ultra Clean surgery room in Turkey for brain surgery.

Treatment and Cost

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Total Days
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2 No. Travelers

8 Day in Hospital

14 Days Outside Hospital

Treatment cost starts from

USD 9000

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About the Brain Tumour Treatment

A brain tumor is a cancerous or a non-cancerous growth of cells in the brain. This growth of abnormal cells can take place in any part of the brain or it can happen in any other body party and spread to the brain.

It is a fairly common condition that affects millions of people around the world. An undiagnosed brain tumour can prove fatal and therefore, it is necessary to undergo specific tests and initiate treatment as soon as the diagnosis is confirmed.

The symptoms of a brain tumour can be confused with some other medical condition, especially migraine. Increasingly strong headache and blurred vision are the two most common symptoms of a brain tumour. People with this condition can also experience seizures, confusion, nausea, vertigo, impaired voice, and loss of balance.

Treatment for a brain tumour depends on several factors. The type, size, and the location of a tumour, in addition to the overall health of the patient and his or her age, are some of the considerations made by the doctor while preparing a brain tumour treatment plan.

Different treatment modalities can be used to treat brain tumour patients and surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy are among them. Usually, a combination of treatment modalities is used to conduct brain tumour treatment.

How is Brain Tumour Treatment performed?

The procedural details depend on the type of treatment that the patient is recommended to undergo. A surgery is almost always recommended for brain tumor patients. TO remove the tumor in the brain, the surgeon first opens the skull, a procedure known as a craniotomy.

During the surgery, the aim of the surgeon is to remove as much tumor as possible without affecting the nearby tissues. Partial tumor removal is carried out in some patients to reduce the size of the tumor to make sure that it can be treated with radiation therapy or chemotherapy.

The tumor is left as in some patients. In such cases, the doctor only removes a sample of the tumor tissue for a biopsy. The biopsy in the case of brain tumor patients is mostly conducted with the help of a needle. During this procedure, the tissue sample is looked under a microscope to identify the type of cells that it has. Accordingly, the doctors advise a course of treatment.

Radiation therapy is another treatment modality used in the case of patients with brain cancer and tumors that cannot be removed through surgery. Additionally, it is also used to destroy tumor cells that could not be removed during surgery.

External radiation therapy, internal radiation therapy, and GammaKnife or stereotactic radiosurgery are some of the forms of radiation therapies commonly used to treatment brain tumor patients.

Chemotherapy is the third treatment used for a brain tumor. It involves the use of a specific combination of drugs to kills cancer cells. These drugs are mostly administered intravenously and the patients are not required to stay in the hospital for this procedure. Chemotherapy is administered in cycles.

Recovery from Brain Tumour Treatment

After a surgery for brain tumor removal, the patients need extra time to heal fully. Additionally, it may take a few months for the patient to return back to normal energy levels. The total time taken by the patient to recover, however, depends on several factors. This may include the following:

  • The duration of treatment
  • The number and type of treatment modalities used
  • Patient’s age and overall health
  • The exact location of the tumor in the brain
  • The area of the brain affected by tumor
  • The exact length of hospital stay after the surgery may vary among patients. However, a five to six-day stay is the most common among patients. The patients are carefully monitored during this period. A team of occupational, physical, and speech therapists helps with the rehabilitation of the patient during the recovery phase.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the main causes of a brain tumour?

The exact nature of Brain Tumors is difficult to be determined and varies on a case to case basis. Brain tumours can result due to exposure to radiation, family history of brain tumours or cancer cells located anywhere else in the body spreads to the brain. Apart from this being overweight,  or a history of cancer. 

What are the factors affecting the cost of Brain Tumour Treatment in Turkey?

The factors affecting the cost of brain tumor treatment in Turkey can vary based on the complexity of the case, the expertise of the treating physician and the quality of the hospital. The factors are listed below: 

  • The complexity of the case
  • Type of approach to the treatment
  • The expertise of the treating physician
  • Standard of the hospital
  • Days of stay in the country post-surgery as suggested by the doctor
What are the types of surgeries available in Turkey for Brain Tumour Treatment?

The types of surgeries available in Turkey for brain tumor treatment are craniotomy, minimally invasive neuro-endoscopy, and endonasal endoscopic surgery, MRI Guided Laser Ablation, and bio-stimulation.

What is the recovery process post-surgery in Turkey for Brain Tumour treatment?

The number of days in hospitals after brain surgery can stretch for 3-7 days because it can vary depending on the procedure and how patients respond post-surgery. The average length of stay in Turkey can extend for 6-8 weeks depending on the surgery performed, whether the patient requires rehabilitation and how fast the patient recovers.

Which are the top hospitals for brain tumour treatment in Turkey?

The top hospitals for brain tumour treatment in Turkey are Medicana Konya, Medicana Ankara International hospital, Liv Hospital Ulus, Hisar International hospital, Acibadem Hastanesi – Altunizade, Memorial Atasehir hospital, and Anadolu Medical Center.

Who are the top doctors and surgeons for brain tumour treatment in Turkey?

Top doctors in Turkey at Medicana Konya are Hakken Emmez, Sait Sirin, Adnan Altun, Gokhan Kurt, and Yilmaz Kilic. The recognized doctor at Hisar International hospital is Dr. Murat Cobanoglu. The doctors at Memorial Atasehir hospital are Assoc. Prof. Gokalp Silav and MD Mustafa Onoz. The top doctors at Anadolu Medical Center are Prof. Serdar Kahraman, Prof. Dr. Seluck Gocmen, and Asst Prof Gokhan Acka.

What is the average cost of Brain Tumour surgery in Turkey?

The approximate cost of brain tumor surgery in Turkey is USD2700 as compared to USD 3400 in Tunisia and USD 22,500 in Spain. This is just the starting price at which the treatment is offered in Turkey. However, the cost can significantly increase depending on the complexity of the case and stay at the hospital. 

What is the health care infrastructure of Turkey / Why should opt for Turkey as a destination for your medical treatment?
The healthcare infrastructure of Turkey comprises health centers, health posts, mother and child health and family planning centers, tuberculosis dispensaries, etc. Health centers are each staffed by a team consisting of a doctor, a nurse, a midwife, a health technician, and an administrator. Health posts report to health centers and are each staffed by a midwife. Health centers and health posts are the only settings providing preventive care, health promotion, and community-based health services. All other settings use specialists to provide just primary diagnostic and curative care. Turkey is turning out to be a preferred destination for medical treatment by many people across the world for its pace of development. The people are friendly and the administration is efficient. After the treatment in Turkey, one can even choose to unwind amidst its beauty.
What are the conditions of the hospitals in Turkey? Are they JCI certified? What is the quality of the support staff in the hospitals?
The Joint Commission International (JCI) is a global leader in health care accreditation. JCI accreditation is considered a gold standard in worldwide health care. It provides the most skilled and experienced healthcare professionals in the medical industry, as evaluators of the rigorous international standards in healthcare quality and patient safety. Here are a few JCI certified hospitals in Turkey :
  • Anadolu Medical Center
  • Hisar Intercontinental Hospital
  • Medipol Mega University Hospital
  • NP Istanbul Brain Hospital
  • Neolife Oncology Center
  • Liv Hospital
  • Medicana Healthcare Group
  • Kadikoy Florence Nightingale Hospital
  • Istanbul Memorial Hospital
  • Memorial Antalya Hospital
  • Taksim Hospital
  • Dunyagoz Hospitals Group, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Medical Park Hospitals Group
  • Medical Park Göztepe Hospital Complex
  • Acibadem Maslak Hospital
  • German Hospital Taksim
  • Medical Park Bahçelievler Hospital
  • Göktürk Florence Nightingale Medical Center
  • International Hospital
  • Aydinlar Dental Group
Are the doctors/surgeons in Turkey of the best quality?
Doctors in Turkey are highly educated and well trained. This is one of the reasons why many people flock to Turkey for medical treatment. The doctors are skilled and can converse fluently in English and other foreign languages.
What is the process for obtaining a medical visa in Turkey?
At present, there are two types of medical visas available for your visit to Turkey:
  1. Medical Visa, which can be obtained from the Consulate of Turkey
  2. Online Visa (eVisa), which can be obtained in advance of arrival via the government of Turkey’s online visa system.
Visitors must obtain a medical visa for traveling to Turkey unless they come from visa-exempt countries and territories or citizens of those countries, which are eligible to apply for an e-Visa online. How To Acquire Online Medical Visas (e-Visa or electronic visa) :
  1. Simply visit www.evisa.gov.tr and apply on the platform by selecting your country and the type of passport or identity card. The platform is self-explanatory and will guide you throughout every step.
  2. Once you are done filling the form, save and download the form for future references.
  3. The applicant must visit the nearby Turkish embassy in his/her country to get the approval of the Consulate.
  4. Once the visa is approved, the travel dates can be scheduled accordingly.
What support services does MediGence provide in Turkey?
MediGence has been praised on a global scale for the list of services they provide. Apart from the listed services, the staff and the guides are adorned for their customer interaction, impromptu assistance, and various other assistance related guidance throughout the tour. Thus, the list of services provided by MediGence are:
  • Insurance query related guidance
  • In-detail guidance till completion of the medical tour
  • Visa Assistance
  • Free airport to hospital transfer
  • On-Ground Support
  • Teleconsultations
  • Accommodations Assistance
  • Rehabilitation and recovery services
Which are the best cities in Turkey for medical treatment?
The capital of Turkey is Istanbul. Istanbul is easily accessible and the preferred location for medical treatment. Other cities with good hospitals are Izmit and Bursa.

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